World of Warcraft TBC Leatherworking Guide


Since the release of Vanilla, Leatherworking has been one of the best ways for players to outfit themselves with leather equipment. To train this profession, you will have to gather materials like Scales, Beast Pelts, Leather, Hides, and Dragonkin. It’s a known fact that Leatherworkers are able to craft some of the best and most powerful gear in the game. Thanks to TBC, Blizzard has added a variety of BOP & BOE drop recipes, as well as expanded the profession’s range through specs. Even though specs are not a new addition, within The Burning Crusade, you can make powerful gear pieces, such as Ebon Netherscale Bracers, Primalstrike Vest, and Windhawk Belt. Also, without any specs, Leatherworks can make items like Living Earth Shoulders and Carapace of Sun & Shadow, which are known to be highly beneficial in Warcraft and in this wow TBC leatherworking guide.

The only material-gathering profession for Leatherworkers is Skinning in this wow TBC leatherworking guide, and that’s the primary reason why the players opt to pair both these professions. The leatherworking profession is suitable for almost every Leather & Mail wearer class, but that’s not the case for Hunters because the stats that are available on the crafted equipment must be carefully evaluated by the Hunter – whether choosing the Leatherworking profession is right for them or not in this TBC lw guide.


Since the 2.3 Patch, Blizzard has reformed Leatherworking into a profession that can be learned from trainers in any major capital city. So, where you want to train is entirely up to you. However, once you cross the Dark Portal, you will have to find a trainer, respective of your faction, which is the first questing area. For the Alliance Faction, you have to locate Brumman at the Honor Hold, and the Horde Faction players should head out to locate Barim Splithoof at Thrallmar in this TBC lw guide.

Moving on, if we talk about specializations – To learn Dragonscale Leatherworking, Alliance Faction players need to locate Peter Galen in Azshara (between The Forlorn Ridge and The Ruins of Eldarath), and the Horde Faction Players need to locate Thorkaf Dragoneye in Badlands (West of Lethlor Ravine). To learn Elemental Leatherworking, Alliance Faction players need to locate Sarah Tanner at the Tanner Camp (Southwest of Searing Gorge), and the Horde Faction players need to locate Brumn Winterhoof (North of Stormgarde Keep). To learn Tribal Leatherworking, Alliance players need to locate Caryssia Moonhuter on the Edge of Thousand Needles, and Horde players need to locate Se’Jib in the Ruins of Stranglethorn Vale (South of Grom’gol).

Approximate Materials Required

Vanilla: 275x Light Leather, 20x Light Hide, 75x Salt, 110x Coarse Thread, 25x Medium Hide, 100x Fine Thread, 25x Gray Dye, 10x Heavy Hide, 410x Heavy Leather, 75x Black Dye, 160x Silken Thread, 20x Bolt of Silk Cloth, 10x Iron Buckle, 565x Thick Leather, and 400x Rugged Leather.

TBC: 50x Knothide Leather Scraps, 820x Knothide Leather, 45x – 95x Fel Scales, 100x – 150x Heavy Knothide Leather, 30x Primal Mana, 200x – 262x Thick Clefthoof Leather, 40x Primal Earth, 40x Cobra Scales, 80x Primal Air, 10x Primal Nether, 30x Fel Hide, 15x Primal Fire, and 15x Primal Water.

For both Vanilla and TBC, you will need 165 to 215 Rune Threads (Approximately).

Levels 1 to 300

Make sure that you visit the trainer at levels 55, 150, 225, and 300 to become Journeyman Leatherworker, Expert Leatherworker, Artisan Leatherworker, and Master Leatherworker, respectively.

Start off with converting Light Leather into Light Armor Kit till level 35, Light Hide with Salt into Cured Light Hide till level 55, Light Leather and Coarse Thread into Embossed Leather Gloves till level 85, Light Leather and Coarse Thread into Fine Leather Belt till level 100, Medium Hide with Salt into Cured Medium Hide till level 120, Light Leather and Coarse Thread into Fine Leather Belt till level 125, Fine Leather Belt, Cured Medium Hide, Fine Thread, and Gray Dye into Dark Leather Belt till level 150, Heavy Hide with Salt into Cured Heavy Hide till level 160, Heavy Leather and Fine Thread into Heavy Armor Kit till level 170. Now, before you continue, you have to acquire the Pattern called Dusty Leather Leggings, which is a common world drop. However, if you can’t loot one for yourself, then purchase it from the Auction House at a fairly affordable price.

Combine Heavy Leather, Fine Thread, and Black Dye to make Dusty Leather Leggings till level 180, Heavy Leather, Cured Heavy Hide, and Fine Thread into Barbaric Shoulders till level 190, Heavy Leather, Fine Thread, and Black Dye into Dusty Bracers till level 195, Heavy Leather, Black Dye, Bolt of Silk Cloth, and Iron Buckle into Dusty Belt till level 205, Thick Leather and Silken Thread into Nightscape Headband till level 230, Thick Leather and Silken Thread into Nightscape Pants till level 250, Thick Leather and Silken Thread into Nightscape Boots till level 260. Before you continue ahead, you will need to purchase the Pattern called Wicked Leather Gauntlets – Alliance players will have to travel to the Wester Plague Lands and locate Leonard Porter (South of the Ruins of Andorhal), and the Horde players can purchase it from Werg Thickblade in Trisfal Glades (Outside the Western Plague Lands Border).

While you’re taking a pause to purchase the pattern from your respective faction vendors, it’s also a good opportunity to farm or purchase the Wicked Leather Bracers and Wicked Leather Headband Pattern, as you will need them for the further levels.

Anyhow, let’s continue. Start by combining Rugged Leather, Rune Thread, and Black Dye to make Wicked Leather Gauntlets till level 270, Rugged Leather, Rune Thread, and Black Dye into Wicked Leather Bracers till level 280, and then Rugged Leather, Rune Thread, and Black Dye into Wicked Leather Headband till level 300.

Levels 300 to 375 (TBC Leatherworking)

From levels 300 to 310, start combining Knothide Leather Scarps to make Knothide Leather, and then use Knothide Leather to make Knithide Armor Kit till level 325. Now, before continuing ahead, head to the vendor named Cro Threadstrong in the Lower City (Shattrath) to purchase the Pattern called Heavy Knothide Leather. Alternatively, Horde players can travel to the Silvermoon City and locate Zaralda, while Alliance players can head to Azuremyst Isle to speak with Harefet. After that, start converting Knithide Leather into Heavy Knothide Leather till level 335, Knothide Leather and Rune Thread into Thick Draenic Vest till level 340, and Knothide Leather, Felscales, and Rune Thread into Felscale Breastplate till level 350.

The only way possible to move forward from level 350 to 375 is by earning recipes through Faction Reputation Rewards. Even though the path has a lesser material requirement, you still need to be of Honored Reputation rank with Scryers, Friendly with Cenarion, and Exalted with the Hellfire Peninsula faction. You can alternatively go with Aldor and Sha’tar, instead of Scryers and Hellfire Peninsula, but the reputation rank requirement will still remain the same.

For the final few levels, you can make Scryers Enchanted Felscale Gloves (Heavy Knothide Leather, Felscales, and Primal Mana), or Aldor Blastguard Belt (Heavy Knothide Leather, Fel Hide, Primal Fire, and Primal Water) till level 355. Heavy Clefthoof Boots (Cenarion Expedition), requiring Heavy Knothide Leather, Thick Clefthoof Leather, Primal Earth, and Rune Thread, till level 365. Lastly, till you reach level 375, you can make Nethercobra Leg Armor (Hellfire Peninsula), requiring Heavy Knothide Leather, Cobra Scales, Primal Air, and Primal Nether, or Drums of Battle (Sha’tar), requiring Heavy Knothide Leather and Thick Clefthoof Leather.

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How to Farm Gold by Mining at Darkshore in World of Warcraft

Over 8 million people play World of Warcraft, and for most, their number one beef is the inability of lower-level starter players to earn money on their server. For low-level characters in Darkshore, mining is a terrific way to quickly bump up your gold stash. Make sure that you have a mining pick and the mining skill from the trainer in town and head out to the Moonkin. There are quests all around the Moonkin but you’ll mainly be circling this Moonkin section over and over again until you are no longer getting experience points for killing them. Experience is secondary to what we are after.
After you pick up your mining skill and mining pick, head toward the Moonkin and make sure your “Find Minerals” skill is equipped. Kill Moonkin on your path to hit all the dots that come up on your mini-map. You will find 90% copper mines, with the occasional tin and silver spawn. By doing endless circles around the caves where the Moonkin are you can gather stacks of ore in an hour, plus you will be gathering the light feather that the Moonkin will drop when you kill them. They will also drop small eggs, but they rarely bring gold to the auction house unless you are in the middle of Christmas where they go for a high amount due to the eggnog and the Christmas cookie recipes that will float around.

Mining copper and farming light feather can net you around 5-10 gold an hour, which for a low-level newcomer is a good starter profession and can up your bounty before you head into harder areas. This can purchase some higher-tier armor so that the upcoming areas are easier.

Typically prices will vary widely depending on the server that you are playing on, and the economy of the auction house. On my server, Feathermoon, these are the current auction house prices on World of Warcraft for the things you will get farming gold at the Moonkin caves in Darkshore.

light feather 3-4 gold a stack of 20

copper ore 3- 3.5 gold a stack of 20

copper bar 1-2 gold a stack of 20

This is a good way to get your quests done, your experience raised quickly for the area, and net you some quick and easy gold while going through Darkshore on your way to your next town. For it all to work, you must have mining skills, however, the light feathers will drop for anyone and you can farm them no matter what skills you decided to have on your character. Good luck.

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My Former Addiction to World of Warcraft

There was a time in my life that was wasted on doing nothing but playing games. At the time, my former significant other and I had a PlayStation 2, which was pretty awesome, but it was nothing compared to what I believed was the best game in the universe: World of Warcraft. I didn’t work. I didn’t go to school. My partner at the time worked long military hours, and sometimes he was away for weeks at a time for training purposes. Well, that left me and the computer…and World of Warcraft.
I played everyday. I played for hours. And you know, nothing seemed wrong with it at the time. I even had some people in the game who fell in love with my Human Paladin. Ah yes, he would send me love letters and random trinkets he would find throughout his journeys. At the time, I thought it was cute in a way and somewhat flattering…but when I look back on that, (being the rational person I feel to be today), I see that the whole thing was ridiculous. Plain ridiculous.

I had a character that I taught how to fish in the game. I remember having my character sit on a fishing deck and cast a line, which lasted for hours. Yea, to get the good fish, you had to fish for a long time. While you’re playing World of Warcraft, I think you forget what reality is. It’s just you, you and your character. Or you manifested through your character. Whatever it is, it’s really weird now that I think about it. And it’s very wrong. I did a little light research online, and discovered that there are actually addicts of World of Warcraft. There is a whole website dedicated to postings of anonymous users that write about their triumphs and failures at cutting the WOW habit. It’s affecting people’s lives in a negative way. It’s funny how seemingly harmless a game could be, but how tragic it’s results could be. I heard a strange audio clip on the internet recently of a young man and his family having a terrible argument concerning WOW and him waking up late for school. The boy went ballistic, the parents were infuriated, and the family was just….in pieces. Can a game really do that? Well, the simple answer is yes. The more one becomes entangled in a fantasy world, the harder it is to get back to reality.

In the game, in order to attack a character you have to right click on them and then a red circle appears at the feet of the enemy. Hell, I used to imagine right-clicking on people in my own life that I despised and casting some wicked mage powers upon them. “Yea…a little bit of a fire blast, some arcane shots….maybe a few blows to the head with my staff….”

Now THAT is sad.

I actually leveled up my little cute pig-tailed gnome mage to level 40, but then I had to give the significant other “the boot”, and he took the computer with him, so I never saw my little gnome friend again. Recently, however, I did download the trial version. I thought it would be as neat as the first time I became immersed in it. It’s actually a little stale. I don’t know if it’s because I have so much going on in my life right now…a husband in the military, a relocation placement, job transfers, what have you…but for whatever reason, World of Warcraft isn’t what it used to be. And to be honest, I’m relieved. I’m relieved because that means that I won’t secretly fall into that strange trap of fun and fantasy that seems to grab people from the get-go.

I’m just glad I’m not one of those people on the forums writing about how many times they uninstall and reinstall the World of Warcraft game. Yea…I’d rather be addicted to Starbucks. At least I can share a cup of warm coffee with a warm-blooded being as opposed to interacting with fantasy characters which, in the end, will bring you nothing but regret.

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